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Effectively Waiving Retirement Benefits in a Settlement Agreement

November 18, 2009 | Divorce, Legal Perspective, Marital Property, Settlement

Icon for author Brian Vertz Brian Vertz

During the statewide broadcast of PBI’s Family Law Update today, my colleague David Ladov asked me to post the features that a marital settlement agreement would have to contain in order to qualify as a QDRO (qualified domestic relations order). A QDRO is one of two possible ways that someone may waive his or her right to receive a share of his or her ex-spouse’s retirement benefits (the other being a beneficiary designation form).

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